The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Here are some indicators as to what the real story is vs what your going to hear from civilians there:
No media is allowed inside the fenced complex, which houses operations for JCP&L’s army of workers from out of the area. The FEMA website
indicated on Monday that there had been a shelter for first responders, utility and construction workers to take a break, although the compound now
contains a full-time shelter operated by the state Department of Human Services.
So the workers, who are used to being in disaster camps, are housed in the same conditions.
Funny how none of them are coming out complaining to the press.
That is your first indicator that your hearing the story of those who are simply not used to the inconvenience of being in a disaster shelter vs those
who have been in them before.
There were Blackhawk helicopters flying over all day and night. They have heavy equipment moving past the tents all night.”
Of course they will, its the operations center for disaster relief.
I guess they are just supposed to stop rescuing folks from 9:00 pm till 9:00 am so the residents can get a good nights sleep?
Sotelo scrolls through the photos he took inside the facility as his wife, Renee, huddles for warmth inside a late-model Toyota Corolla stuffed
with possessions, having to drive out through the snow and slush to tell their story.
He drove out to “tell his story” so he's not being held prisoner.
If he hates it that much, go to a hotel, family members house, or otherwise.
These are temporary shelters until you can find other shelter, not the government providing you with free housing until you can have a new house
officials tried to stop them from taking pictures, turned off the WiFi and said they couldn’t charge their smart phones because there wasn’t
I suspect another side to this story...
Every time we plugged in an iPhone or something, the cops would come and unplug them. Yet when they moved us in they laid out cable on the table
and the electricians told us they were setting up charging stations. But suddenly there wasn’t enough power.”
Isn't the whole area having power issues right now?
Isn't the whole area rationing gas?
If they are running on generators, and there is gas rationing, then you don't want folks using up your power to make unnecessary cell phone calls and
Of course folks consider their conveniences to be rights, and often don't understand the reality of survival situations. Sort of like my Ex lugging a
hairdryer on a camping trip. To her it was a necessity that she could not live without, she never thought about the fact that there was no place to
plug it in.
The same applies to WiFi...
For all we know they were jamming up the ports, eating up the bandwidth, and interfering with the operations that the WiFi was originally intended
for. Most likely its there for the staff to be able to remotely use communication and computer systems, not for people to be making unneeded
complaints to the press, playing online games, etc...
Many of the same issues even apply in other medical facilities, or places where you have to make folks compromise their comfort for one reason or
other. For example, lets say I have one patient that wants the AC at 60 and one that wants it at 80. I have one control, and my medical equipment
generates heat that requires it to be cooler. So one is going to be unhappy, and its normally going to be the one who wants it hot. You have to
compromise between the group, and not everyone is going to be happy with the end results. Someone will always have a gripe. That gripe may seem
legitimate to them, but in the bigger picture its just not...
Also why don't they let people bring in food, clothing etc?
Lets give you an example.
Granny, from church group A over here, decides that she is going to bake cookies for the refugees. She makes her favorite recipe which uses peanut oil
in them. Unannounced to her there is someone in that group that has a peanut allergy. Now they have a refugee who is suddenly in anaphylactic shock,
and dies, simply because they let someone bring in uncontrolled foodstuffs.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.